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Rosemary the rightful favourite for next Dancing On Ice elimination

| 11.02.2012

The Dancing On Ice odds were proved right last week when odds-on favourite for elimination Charlene Tilton was sent home and lightning could be about to strike twice as Rosemary Conley is 8/13 to be the next celebrity ousted.

All of the obviously weakest skaters have now exited the show, meaning that for the first time truly this series likeability and entertainment could have the biggest impact on which act is voted out of the competition.

There are arguably five skaters who are liable to collect similar scores at the foot of the leaderboard, Rosemary, Andy Whyment, Jennifer Ellison, Heidi Range and last week’s bottom two survivor Sam Nixon.

However, the argument has been put forward that although Rosemary is improving on a weekly basis, she was extremely flattered by her score of 17 last week, with Katarina Witt being particularly generous.

This score was 4.5 points higher than her next best throughout the competition to date.

Therefore, it is unlikely that she was score so highly again as the judges are more considerate with the points, meaning that she is perhaps the most likely to prop up the leaderboard.

Meanwhile, with likeability taking on added importance, comments from judge Louis Spence last week that her routine was “boring” will not help her cause in winning over voters.

The other celebrity who could maybe surprisingly find herself in the bottom two is Jennifer if putting in a bad performance.

Although appearing to work harder to perfect her own individual skating and having the agility to perform well, she is still slow around the ice and in terms of her score, she went backwards with her last performance in comparison to two weeks previous.

Punters looking for bigger Dancing On Ice odds could profit from the 14/1 on offer that Jennifer is the sixth celebrity eliminated from the show.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.